Foundation 2017 Fall Grants

The Distribution Committee of the Piqua Community Foundation recommended that the Board of Directors approve $43,914 for distribution at their October meeting, with grants being awarded to organizations in November 2017.

Mini-Grants Were Awarded To:

  • Edison State Community College – (3 mini-grants) for equipment for an online geology program, conference fees for accounting students and items for CIT department breakout sessions
  • Lehman Catholic High School – (2 mini-grants) for A.P. chemistry equipment and Science Olympiad costs
  • Piqua Catholic School – for music writing software
  • Piqua City Schools – (6 mini-grants) for art books and Healthy Kid activities for Washington School, Quest backpacks for Springcreek School, sensory materials for multiple disabilities classes at P.C.I.S., Piqua Pride materials at Piqua Junior High and positive behavior rewards for P.H.S.

Standard Grants Were Awarded To:

  • Center for Early Learning at Piqua Catholic – for website development
  • City of Piqua Fire Department – for rope rescue equipment
  • Edison State Community College – for medical lab tech program equipment
  • GIVE Medical Ministry – for 2 lift chairs
  • Lockington United Methodist Church – for God’s Grocery food supplies
  • Piqua Catholic School – (2 grants) for Chromebooks and accessories for primary grades and as support for junior high trip to Gettysburg & Washington D.C.
  • Piqua Chamber Foundation – for schoolyard garden project
  • Piqua City Schools – for an art printer and supplies for Piqua High School
  • SafeHaven Inc. – to subsidize staff training
  • Upper Valley Career Center – for coding ozobots project for 8th grade students

Mini-grant Recipients:

Seated, left to right – Jessica Reed of Washington Elementary, Sandra Streitenberger of Edison State Community College, Sister Ginny Scherer of Lehman Catholic High School, Rebecca Schinaman of Edison State Community College, Cady Sexton of Piqua Central Intermediate School, and Rachel Birman of Piqua Catholic School.

Standing, left to right – Courtney Drees of Washington Elementary, Diane Fox of Piqua Junior High School, Jon Shoffstall of Piqua High School, Dr. Paul Heintz of Edison State Community College, Brad Zimmerman of Piqua Catholic School and Steve Staley, Foundation distribution chairman.

Unavailable – Katie Motter of Springcreek Elementary

Standard Grant Recipients:

Seated, left to right – Leslie Reichert of Piqua High School, Patsy Cavender of Lockington United Methodist Church’s God’s Grocery, Vicki Kirk of Edison State Community College, and Tricia Stemen of SafeHaven, Inc.

Standing, left to right – Steve Staley, Foundation distribution chairman, Tom Downs of GIVE Medical Ministry, Gregory Koth of Upper Valley Career Center, Brad Zimmerman of Piqua Catholic School, and Chief Brent Pohlschneider and Justin Poynter of the Piqua Fire Department.

Separate photo – Anna Baumeister and Ruth Koon of Piqua Chamber Foundation schoolyard garden

Any 501(c) 3 organization interested in receiving application information should contact the Foundation office at 615-9080 or visit the website for more